Faith's Last First Day

Faith my 17 year old started her Last first day today.  I would love to hear what anyone did special for their child to capture senior year.


Here is a sneak peek at one of the demonstrations that will be going on at the Maryland Regional Gathering on August 27th.  There are still four slots if you are interested in attending email me at for more information.  There are three wonderful presenations that will happen that day another one being a WOW from our team member Sandra that you won't want to miss.                                                                                                                                                                                      Inspiration from one of the new stamp sets.

Hurry up Hurry Up

I am so excited for the UPS man to be at my house this week.  I ordered one of every paper pack, ribbon, and embellishment out of the new holiday catalog.  If you are interested in getting in on the deal I have four paper opportunities for $12.50 each and you will receive:

141981 Candy Cane 
141991 Wrapped in Warmth
141986 Presents and Pinecones
142014 Fancy Frost 
142017 Petals and Paisley
142022 Halloween Night

There are two ways to sign up for the paper swap there are a total of 8 slots you will recieve 6x 6 samples of the above mentioned papers for 12.50 or two slots for 22.00.


If you choose Ribon you will receive:

141983 Candy Cane Baker’s Twine 2 colors 2.5 yards of each color
141984 Real Red Edged 1 yard
142003 Metalic Thread 2 colors 5 yard each color
141989 Silky Taffeta Combo .5 yard each color
141996 Kraft Rope Trim 1.5 yards
141999 Baker’s Twine Trio Pack 2.5 yards each color
142015 Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack .5 yard each color
142021 Ribbon Trio Pack .5 yard each color
142027 Halloween Night Baker’s Twine 2.5 yards each color

Total amount of samples: 23.5 yards of assorted samples. The cost will be 12.50

If you choose the Embellishment package you will receive:

141990 Mini Pinecones 3 pinecones
141997 Christmas Trinkets 1 of each design (3)
142002 Mini Jingle Bells 7 jingle bells
142519 Fancy Frost Sequins 92 sequins
142020 Copper Foil Sheet 2 foil sheets in a 3 x 6 sheets
142025 Halloween Night Enamel Dots 4 of each color (12)
142024 Mini Tassels 1 of the colors (random pick)

Total amount of samples 156. The cost will be 10.00.

There are four more paper slots, four more ribbon slots and three embellisment slots.  If you are interested please email me at

My next Class

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Come and join us August 19th at the King George Citizen's Center from 5:30 to 10:00 pm for W.I.P night. For an additional $5.00 you can participate in the wonderful Thoughtful Banners Class. Come and spread out whatever you are working on and join us in a night of wonderful community fun.

Christmas Swap


I know it's hard to find your Christmas spirit at the end of June but, when you have a 100 person swap you find it! This is the card I chose to do using the stamp set Peaceful Pines from Stampin' Up! I made this particular card about four different ways before my husband finally said oh I like that one. He's my gauge. Let me know what you think. Click on the instructions and there will be a printable pdf for you to use to recreate the card again and again. I would love you to post your creations.

Stamp Club project

Stamp club suite

Here is our next club's projects. It's a Happy Birthday night. Thank you for the inspiration for the lightbulb card at Debbies Designs over on Blogspot. The Botanical Builder is an excellent way to use up those scraps of wonderful glimmer paper you have laying around.

Pop of Paradise


I am participating in a catalog swap. My chosen stamp set was Pop of Paradise. As usual as I sat down to begin designing in my head it was going to be one way and in the end it was a completely different story.